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Rescue Hope International

Nairobi, Kenya
Joined August 2019

With an 10.8% Prevalence of 40 million,we work in densely populated slum sandwiched between industrial facilities recognizing extreme vulnerability of Orphans and poor to HIV with legal empowerment.

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Family, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Right to Information

Rescue hope International was formally registered as an NGO by the Government of Kenya in 2005 with an express mandate to bring in new initiatives and add specialized efforts to the national war against HIV/Aids and drug abuse among the youth of Kenya as regards Customary Land Rights. This broad mandate was borne out of the realization of the urgency of the mission at hand. In this regard, it is important to state that Rescue Hope International started off in the epic center of; Nairobi – Capital City. At this point in time, We operated as an informal Self Help Group whose chief concern was the uplifting of the Economic Empowerment conditions of its founding members who subsequently became its directors.
However, with the advent of El Nino rains in Kenya in the late 1990s and the attendant problem of HIV scourge Rescue Hope International played a pivotal role in mobilizing pockets of the community in responding to cost-effectively and appropriately to the HIV Scourge/Property Rights concern. During this period, the vulnerability of infants, children and pregnant women become clearer to the founding directors. This realization led to the expansion of the mandate and formalization of the registration of the Self-Help Group into an NGO. It was envisaged at this point that this would enable the organization to roll out wider programs for the urban poor communities, exchange ideas locally and internationally with donors, stakeholders, research organizations and the Government of Kenya. As the mission developed and the HIV in the urban setting became endemic rather than pandemic, the newly registered Board of Directors changed its mission and focused on what were fast emerging as the most critical and immediate threats to society, the vulnerability of the communities in the face of HIV/Aids scourge and the youth to the vagaries of acute drug abuse, access to information, family, Labor and Employment, Economic Empowerment and Community/Customary Land Rights.

People Associated With This Organization

Ronald Ondari

Rescue Hope International
Joined August 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Family, Gender-based violence, Livelihoods, Right to Information
I, Ronald Orutwa Ondari - a researcher currently serving as a Program Officer with; Rescue Hope International a non-governmental organisation has coached debates on domestic violence under conflict resolution topics providing instructions/training in project implementations with various specialists people living with HIV/AIDS(PLWHAs), Orphans Vulnerable Children(OVC) and Gender Based violence policy activist to vulnerable communities. My works includes many abstracts authored, presented and published in and about various international conferences.
Recipient of numerous academic and professional awards, looking forward to meeting and joining relevant stakeholders to share,connect and network knowledge and expertise on community/customary land Rights, Economic empowerment, Family, Access to family, Labor and Employment.
My direct role revolves meeting with the board of directors once every 3 months to spell out the overall agenda, activity schedules for the following Quarter to examine and approve reports of the just ended Quarter overseeing daily program roll out. I'm directly responsible and accountable to the organisation Board of Directors, targeted Orphans and other Vulnerable Youths. I also oversee successful implementation of all the key service deliverables.
Ronald Ondari is the network champion (main point of contact) for Rescue Hope International.

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